Information Clearing House 9 February 2014

9 February 2014 — Information Clearing House

Nuland Admits: US Has Spent $5 Billion For Regime Change in Kiev
Nuland said the United States will continue to “promote Ukraine to the future it deserves.”
By Eric Margolis
Nuland is a prominent American neoconservative. Like her fellow neocons, she disdains Europe for being unwarlike, mildly critical of Israel, and often insufficiently responsive to Washington’s demands – or even insubordinate, like the awful French.
Selling Your Secrets
The Invisible World of Software Backdoors and Bounty Hunters
By Pratap Chatterjee
Imagine that you could wander unseen through a city, sneaking into houses and offices of your choosing at any time, day or night. Imagine that, once inside, you could observe everything happening, unnoticed by others.
Obamacare: The Final Payment
Raiding the Assets of Low-Income and Poor Americans
By Paul Craig Roberts
This research article is meticulous and demonstrates that Obamacare was not enacted to serve the people.
An Elegantly Simple Way to Revolutionize Government
By Carmen Yarrusso
Deception is the lifeblood of our political system. A system claiming to work for the best interests of the people.
The Trillion Dollar Road to Armageddon
By Ira Helfand and Robert Dodge
While asking the non-nuclear weapons states to respect the NPT and refrain from building nuclear weapons, the two main nuclear powers are ignoring their responsibilities under the treaty and expending vast sums of money they cannot afford to make sure they have thousands of nuclear weapons for the foreseeable future.
Third World America’s Trade Agreements
By Charles Sullivan
If enacted, TTP will permit privately-owned corporations to have hegemony over the governments of sovereign nations.
Approx. 23 more people killed in Aleppo bombings:
Pro-rebel activsts say: Approximately 23 people were killed in barrel bomb attacks by Syria’s army helicopters on Aleppo’s opposition-controlled Haydariyah region on Sunday, according to the Syria Network for Human Rights.
Syria: relief convoys heading to Homs attacked for second day running:
“We barely got our staff out alive,” said Khaled Erksoussi, head of operations at Sarc. Syrian state TV said 600 people had left.
Syria says 500 civilians evacuated from central Homs:
Aid teams evacuated more than 500 civilians from the besieged rebel centre of Homs on Sunday and delivered humanitarian aid to people who remain in the Syrian city, a local official said.
Bush- Blair Legacy Continues As –
9 killed, 36 injured in Iraq’s Babil clashes in past 24 hours:
One Iraqi officer and eight militants were killed on Saturday and Sunday in fierce fighting in the central province of Babil between army forces and militants of Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group, according to local authorities.
Bush- Blair Legacy Continues As –
Nine killed in brutal Iraq murders:
Nine people were found dead in two brutal incidents in Iraq on Sunday – one where militants forced policemen to pray before killing them, and another where decapitated heads were left in a market.
Three killed in Yemen car bomb:
At least three people were killed and five others injured in a car bomb blast near Yemen’s Oil Ministry, government officials said Sunday.
Yemen bomb attack kills one, injures two others:
The bomb is said to have been placed under driver’s seat inside a taxi, which was driven by an officer in the domestic security service.
‘Kerry fails to get Obama backing to confront Israel on peace terms’:
 US Secretary of State John Kerry sought but failed to get backing from President Barack Obama to confront Israel over its objections to his peace proposals, and therefore his bid to try impose terms for peace on Israel and the Palestinians has “pretty much collapsed,” an Israeli TV report claimed on Sunday night.
Drug Hub: UN report on Israel’s star role in narcotics trade: Video –
Paula Slier reports now on how Israel, has unexpectedly become a major hub for the drug trade.
Iran moves to cooperate in U.N. nuclear bomb probe:
The U.N. nuclear agency said on Sunday that Iran had agreed to start addressing suspicions that it may have worked on designing an atomic weapon, a potential breakthrough in a long-stalled investigation into Tehran’s atomic activities.
Turkish police fire tear gas to break up Internet protest: –
 Police fired water cannon and teargas to disperse hundreds of people protesting in central Istanbul on Saturday against new controls on the Internet approved by parliament this week.
Erdogan: Turkey freer than some EU states:
PM’s comment comes as thousands rioted against new law they say restricts freedom of speech online
Nine more killed in Central African Republic – Widespread bloodshed and looting:
Raging violence in Central African Republic’s capital, including mob attacks and an apparent assassination attempt targeting the lawless country’s former justice minister, killed at least nine people over the weekend
Egypt: Three Muslim Brotherhood militants killed:
Egypt’s media reported that three militants linked to the Muslim brotherhood were killed as part of the Egyptian army’s raid on several villages in northern Sinai. Ten more activists were arrested in the operation.
Egypt Says Muslim Brotherhood Has Formed Military Wing:
The Interior Ministry’s spokesman appeared on television to announce that the military unit had been discovered, and named 12 people who he said were members. He said the group had shot dead five policemen last month in the province of Beni Suef.
Libya’s former prosecutor general shot dead:
Libya’s former prosecutor general has been shot dead by unknown attackers in the eastern city of Derna, the justice minister said, the latest in a series of assassinations that have plagued the country.
Eight killed in attack on Pakistani pro-government militia leaders:
A sleeping family of eight were killed in an attack on the home of two pro-government militia leaders in Pakistan’s restive Baluchistan region on Sunday, officials said.
Roadside bomb blast kills seven troops in western Afghanistan:
The spokesman for Afghanistan’s Defense Ministry, Gen. Mohammad Zahir Azimi, said the soldiers were killed when their vehicle struck the roadside bomb in the Dilaram district of Farah province on Sunday.
Taliban airs Kabul CIA office attack video:
The Taliban has released a video, which appears to show the planning and execution of an attack on the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) compound in Afghanistan last June.
Ukraine places anti-terrorist forces on alert: –
Ukraine’s state security service on Sunday placed anti-terrorist units on alert in response to a sharp rise in unspecified threats against sensitive installations including atomic power stations, airports and gas and oil pipelines.
I’ve been bugged by the Russians: U.S. Ambassador:
“There is no doubt that I am a primary subject of interest, and from time to time, they have also leaked conversations that I thought were private. That’s just the state of working in Russia,” he said.
Huge crowds gather for 10th weekly anti-govt rally in central Kiev:
Thousands of people have gathered on central Kiev’s Independence Square for the 10th consecutive weekend, in an anti-government demonstration called by the opposition.
Sochi Sour Grapes: Western MSM wins gold medal for buzz killing : Video –
The Western mainstream media have been trying to ruin the excitement by picking apart every tiny – often made-up – flaw they could lay their hands on
EU to Consider Intervention in Bosnia if Tension Escalates:
“Austria will increase its troops there, but if it comes to escalation we would have to consider the intervention of EU forces. Currently, we do not have such intention,” Inzko said for the Austrian Kurier newspaper.
Switzerland votes a narrow ‘yes’ to cap EU immigration:
Switzerland has voted 50.3 percent in favor of limiting annual migration from the EU, thus ending the policy of free movement within the bloc that was established in 2002.
Snowden Used Low-Cost Tool to Best N.S.A.:
Snowden succeeded nearly three years after the WikiLeaks disclosures, in which military and State Department files, of far less sensitivity, were taken using similar techniques.
Barclays blasted over ‘catastrophic’ theft of thousands of customer files:
Files containing names, addresses, medical details and NI numbers have allegedly been sold for use by scammers
Mexican vigilantes drive out religious drug cartel from gang-held city:
Dozens of vigilantes, who wear white T-shirts for identification, work with government forces to clear out cartel gunmen
Tijuana Prisoner: I Was Forced To Dig Drug Tunnel To San Diego:
17 Mexican men claim they were kidnapped and forced to carry out the work for months before Mexican authorities found them.
Met Office: Evidence ‘suggests climate change link to storms’:
Climate change is likely to be a factor in the extreme weather that has hit much of the UK in recent months, the Met Office’s chief scientist has said. – “There is no evidence to counter the basic premise that a warmer world will lead to more intense daily and hourly rain events.”
Eric Pickles apologises over floods and blames Environment Agency advice:
Pickles apologised on behalf of the government while continuing to pin blame on the EA. He said: “We made a mistake, there’s no doubt about that and we perhaps relied too much on the Environment Agency’s advice.”
Suspicious Death of JPMorgan Vice President, Gabriel Magee, Under Investigation in London:
London Police have confirmed that an official investigation is underway into the death of a 39-year old JPMorgan Vice President whose body was found on the 9th floor rooftop of a JPMorgan building in Canary Wharf two weeks ago
15 Photos From The Massive Progressive Protest You Didn’t Hear About This Weekend:
Somewhere between 80 to 100,000 people from 32 states turned out to protest four years of drastic state Republican initiatives in Raleigh, North Carolina, on Saturday.
One County Spent Over $5 Million Jailing Homeless People Instead Of Giving Them Homes:
Laws that make it a crime to live as a homeless person make little sense from a moral vantage point. New data shows they make even less sense from a fiscal standpoint.
Hunger Strike in Menard Prison:
The conditions here are inhumane & repressive. So much that we are forced to make a stand as men in righteous indignation.
Nevada County Will Charge Inmates For Their Meals And Medical Care:
Sheriff Jim Pitts’s plan will charge inmate $6 for meals, $10 for visits to the doctor, and $5 for getting booked.
Families scrambling to feed themselves face cuts to food stamps:
The new farm bill President Obama signed into law yesterday cuts $8.6 billion from food stamps during the next decade. This comes on top of $5 billion in cuts during the last year.
8.7 million lbs of beef produced by ‘diseased and unsound animals’ recalled by California company:
Rancho Feeding Corp of Petaluma, California, produced the beef between January 1 and January 7 and shipped the meat to distribution centers and stores in California, Florida, Illinois and Texas, the department’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said in a statement.
Chemical used in shoe rubber ditched by Subway this week found in McDonald’s, Burger King, Wendy’s:
Subway is not the only company found to have products containing a chemical used to make shoes and yoga mats.
The Natural Effect: Video –
“The False Advertising Industry” reveals the shocking truth about what is allowed in “Natural” food.

Cost Of War

Number Of Iraqis Slaughtered In US War And Occupation Of Iraq 1,455,590


Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In America’s War On Iraq:  4,883
Number Of  International Occupation Force Troops Slaughtered In Afghanistan : 3,417
Cost of War in Iraq & Afghanistan
Total Cost of Wars Since 2001


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